Merry meet all,
Yule is almost here!! I’m excited. Are you? I hope you are. To help add to your excitement, I shall post awesome tips and recipes and such here to help you prepare for Yule. The winter solstice occurs on Wednesday, December 21 this year. It is the longest night of the year.
We celebrate the return of the sun. We celebrate the birth of the sun god. When you do perform your celebration, burn lots of candles. Burn a yule log. Be sure to supervise the yule log to avoid a fire.
Cook a healthy meal that includes foods that represent the wintry season. That can be meats, stews, soups and rustic breads. Make soup then store it in your freezer. Dig out your unused Christmas cookie cutters and have fun baking yule cookies. Consider putting some aside as a gift idea. Cookie tins are available at dollar stores and thrift stores and come in a variety of designs, shapes, colors and sizes.
The colors that correspond with Yule are green, red and white. The green represents eternal life, evergreens. Red represents life force and red berries. White represents the winter season.
The best incenses to use are pine, bayberry, frankincense and myrrh. Oranges, apples, cinnamon, and clove correspond with Yule too.
DEITIES OF WINTER SOLSTICE
The deities of the winter solstice are as varied as the cultures and traditions on earth.
The Cailleach Bheur (Scotland) She is the hag aspect of the Triple Goddess. The Crone rules the winter season with her cloak of snow and wisdom.
Baldur (Norse) He is known by the legend of the mistletoe. Loki speared Baldur with a sprig of mistletoe. Baldur was restored to life.
Frau Holle (Norse) She is associated with the snow and feathers, and the evergreen of the Yule season.
I hope this helps you in celebrating the Yule season.
Blessings, Lady Spiderwitch